Alex has a problem. He’s on the run, although he’s not sure who from. After a panicked phone call from Archie’s mom, Kim, he gathers up the baby and hits the road, heading for Bear Creek. But when he arrives there is no sign of Kim. However, there are signs of other dragons. Particularly one special dragon, his mate, Sapphire.

Raised by a mother who believed they were the last dragons, Alex and Archie are soon accepted into Sapphi’s family. But will his secret put the dragon family in danger? 

Just because you are a powerful dragon shifter, doesn’t mean life is easy. Especially, when you decide the life you mapped out for yourself, isn’t the one you want. As if things weren’t complicated enough, a close encounter with her mate sends Sapphi tumbling out of the sky. 

Did she mention complicated? Single-daddy-dragon kind of complicated. Not only is her mate in town, but he already has a baby. And a secret. As events unfold, Sapphi must decide where her future and her loyalties lie. 

Can she find it in her heart to love baby Archie? Or will he drive a wedge between her and Alex?

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Return to Bear Creek series include:  Daddy Bear –  Mountain Bear –  Honey Bear – Forever Bear – Storm Bear – Silverback Dragon –  P.I. Bear – Doctor Daddy Bear – Bad Boy Bear – Silverback Bear – Ranger Bear – Christmas Bear – Hero Bear – Undercover Eagle – Single Daddy Dragon

This series connects in some ways to the Bear Creek series, the Bear Bluff series, and the Return to Bear Bluff series.  Characters from all these series seem visit in quite a neighborly fashion *grin* between Bear Creek and Bear Bluff… so if you haven’t checked them out the list of series is on the Harmony Raines page.

Title:  Single Daddy Dragon
Series:  Return to Bear Creek #15
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  February 9, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Sapphi is now twenty, her sister Ruby eighteen.  It’s been a while since they were rescued from their evil, nasty aunt.  A few years since Fiona and Harlan adopted them providing them with the love, protection and watchfulness that their own mother would have done.  Soon Sapphi is about to begin a job with her adoptive father that she no longer believes is what she wants out of life and is a bit concerned with Harlan’s reaction.  So that on this night time flight with Ruby she is a bit distracted.  But certainly not distracted enough to practically fall from the sky when an unknown and intense feeling overwhelms her.  Sapphi doesn’t realize it yet, but she’s just come close to her fated mate – and his reaction to her presence is very similar.

Alex is hiding out with a baby.  Archie and Alex have been on the run heading to Bear Creek to meet with Archie’s mother.  For years, his entire life in fact, Alex has believed that he and his mother were the last of the dragons.  Imagine his surprise when he felt the mate pull against his heart at a time when he had no idea who he could trust.  He did a foolish thing, he ran away.  Now he’s face to face with the beautiful young woman who is his mate and he has some explaining to do.  Yet, he also has to protect the baby in his care.  Finding his mate – if indeed he ever did – wasn’t supposed to be this complicated.

Single Daddy Dragon is an intense, at times, story.  One where what is seen on the surface isn’t actually what it appears to be.  I enjoyed Alex and Sapphi together.  Their individual strengths compliment each other, and no one is as fierce in their protection of their loved ones as a dragon… or as committed to a promise as well.  There are a few twists and turns in this story that will bring back some well known characters for a bit, and add a few new residents to Bear Creek as well.  I enjoyed this one, especially finding another dragon just as strong willed as Fiona, and now I’m definitely looking for the next book in the series to further answer some questions. (Oh, nothing that affects this story but woven threads lead to another mystery to solve)

If you love Harmony Raines’ worlds, a good solid story, likable characters and the chance to visit with old friends once again then you’d enjoy Single Daddy Dragon.  I’d recommend this story and the entire set of series to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader.

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